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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Resilience  \Re*sil"i*ence\  (r?-z?l"?-ens),  Resiliency 
  \Re*sil"i*en*cy\  (-en-s?),  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  resiling,  springing  back  or  rebounding;  as 
  the  resilience  of  a  ball  or  of  sound. 
  2.  (Mech.  &  Engyn.)  The  mechanical  work  required  to  strain  an 
  elastic  body,  as  a  deflected  beam,  stretched  spring,  etc., 
  to  the  elastic  limit;  also  the  work  performed  by  the  body 
  in  recovering  from  such  strain. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  physical  property  of  a  material  that  can  return  to  its 
  original  shape  or  position  after  deformation  [syn:  {resiliency}] 
  2:  irrepressible  liveliness  and  good  spirit;  "I  admired  his 
  bouyancy  and  persistent  good  humor"  [syn:  {irrepressibility}, 
  {buoyancy},  {resiliency}] 

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